Pappas confirms wedding to partner

Feb. 21—U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, D-N.H., said over the holiday weekend that he had married his partner, Vann Bentley, during a recent ceremony.

"Vann and I are excited to share that we're married!" Pappas posted on Twitter Monday.

"We feel so fortunate to have found each other and to be building our life together, and we're grateful for the love and support of family and friends."

The couple's wedding and reception on Feb. 4 was at the historic Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, a Pappas office spokesperson said.

In 2018, Pappas, 42, was the first openly gay person elected to federal office in New Hampshire.

After winning a third term, Pappas revealed that a February wedding date had been set.

He made the announcement the same day last December that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act. Pappas was a co-sponsor of the bill.

Bentley works as a lawyer and policy manager for the World Wide Web Foundation in Washington, D.C.